Botox—beyond being the gold standard wrinkle relaxer—has medical uses such as treating migraines and muscle spasm disorders. Another indication for Botox injections that rides the line between medical and cosmetic treatments is Botox for hyperhidrosis. Is Botox for hyperhidrosis safe?
Hyperhidrosis is a disorder that causes excessive sweating. While it can affect the entire body, it most commonly afflicts the under arms, palms, and undersides of the feet. This can become troublesome for patients who find it difficult to live their daily lives without constantly having visible sweat stains or being uncomfortable.
Using Botox to help deactivate the overactive sweat glands is one of the most safe and effective solutions for hyperhidrosis. Unlike traditional Botox injections, Botox for hyperhidrosis is more superficial because it only needs to reach just beneath the skin and does not need to treat the underlying muscles.
Dr. Jonov is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgeries of the face, breast, and body at Seattle Plastic Surgery.